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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 20, 1944
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FACE POUR' (ARK.?> COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY-20, : 1044 H.W. •Anm-nU*?' *UOJILF. MORRIS, Wit* A. OATPg, >H»ttori«l Wlun«r Oo, IMr Tort. trctt, AUMU. itenphfc D»- Jtmr Afternoon. too»p» Bitend u Moond 'clui 'matter »t 'the port- (ffiee •t'BJythevlUe, ArkinM*, under Mt ol'Oom- • October «, 1817. Bemd by tn« uniMd BUBECMPTION SATM. By ««irler In'the dty'of BIyUuTllta, » P« wntt nr BSciixr month. j»y,m»ll, within a r»diu» of 40 nlto, IMJO P« mir, t240 forctx montl», »1,00 for three mcethi; igsSll ouWde 60 mile'ton*'110.00 p*r jmi p»y»S>le 'I Allied powers are .peri'ectly .aware of the.'measures, that 'Germany 'takes to keep-a wavering; isalellite in the fight. But .the .time is past for any (sympathy Howard a 'government for bolting'on the wrong horse. is ; evi(lent : from the : fact that, though Che'Unile'dBlates is not at war with Finland, nor Russia with Bulgaria, the ahrae.powor declaration appjiefl to all four countries. Tt is :a warning .that <the vassal governments must^take (heir choice''be- tween Hitler's desperate reprisals wirt the destructive power of.the.aclvancinf? armies of liberation. State Surpluses-and State Sovereignty State-government'revenue maintained an upward <treml during the 'past year, While shortages of manpower and critical materinls-'were forcing most .states to curtail expenditures. As a. result, the stale governments are now in nn improved financial -position. Many are building up substantial- surpluses. Others are passing along savings to the taxpayers in the form of deduced levies. Some of the state idmitiistrators plan to maintain taxes .at present levels rather than reduce them now and later face the possibility of haying to raise levies (hiring what might be a period of economic'hardship.-Other arguments ' for creating surpluses "are jlhnt they may be used to retire bond issues and that a large reserve may be needed for public works in the post-war iperiod to ' offset unemployment. Most state taxpayer associations are in .favor of reducing state surpluses and tax-collections'iiu order .to ease the , current burden of increased federal • taxes. Also, although there is no objection -to a small reserve 'fund, a 'large • surplus'is'regarded unfavorably because ' it (offers 'too many temptations a'or \ needlessipublic spending-at altime when every penny .is'needed'for a direct contribution .to the war effort. Regardless of .how ...these, surpluses ; --are treated, the Improved financial yo- sitions of the state offer an excellent opportunity T for .each state to <be come financially .independent. During recent years, the states have of necessity ve- ! lied too heavily upon federal assistance. Federal granls-iin-aid to the states amounted to $13.6 millions in 1917; by 1922 t this figure.had soared 'to'•§l2d,8 - millions 1 ; in 1932 it 'had more than doubled to 264.7 millions and >in 4942, 'a war year, federal assistance to the states reached the -unprecedented sum of $693.9 millions. Now that state'finances are in such excellen' shape, it .should be no longer necessary/to seek such vast sums from the federal government. This is a healthy situation for the further'reason that state sovereignty and state solvency go hand in hand. The less that state governments lean upon >the federal government for financial 'assistance, the stronger will be their ability to resist federal control and ,to .preserve their own sovereignty. Battle'of :fhe'ln-Laws -A 'British 'court, in denying 'a divorce to a war worker's wife on grounds 'of cruelty, has -ruled 'that the English, 'husband, 'iio'l .the wife, -is the sole .judge as to whom .shall 'lie admitted to and ""enici'inined >in the home. This -applies— rather pointedly, as -the case proved— to the in-laws. We can only 'hope that ithe-final,/in- evitable test of this cold edict ;in 'English households can iljc iposlponed for 'the .duration. A nation .of enraged anil 'offended tnothers-in-ilaw .would icertnin- ly have a diverfiionar.y effect upon to'tal victory. CMon, Boys-Be '.Reasonable! A • SO THEY SAT "I told you to let'him slide down .the'hanisler—he's not i — : —^-jujjhiscil to^wiilking down slairs \'^^»^'.^^-^ - •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William ! Ferguson. • Warning To Satellites The urgent invitation from the United States, Great Britain arid Russia to Hitler's satellites to get out of the war was a well-timed piece of collaborative diplomacy. There is no question that Finland, Hungary, Romania -and Bulgaria can underestimate the strength and ipurpose of that declar- atio'n. 'These four nations know that ;the We shall certainly continue to be either Santa Glaus or Uncle Shylock to a great many neighborhood nations unless we can operate -on .a balanced economic relationship abroad. -However, v.'e >inisl:be prepared for a time lag of as much ns five;years between exports nnd Imports. —Sen. Hurley )M. Kilgore of West Virginia. * • • » The German' leaders have not. escaped the ,psychosls of invasion fever. They prove it by their .speeches and by the measures they have .not dared to 'Inkc.—Swiss newspaper. •As Ihe nulomobllc ushered In 'the iepoch ot America's greatest material :nilvancc, 'just so '-will the airplane quicken our Industrial life.—-Henry J. .Krilscr. ' a » ' • The function of government In -a 'modern economy such as ours must lie .nt : nll -times to sustain the level of the national Income, Ho In,.sine thai markets are available- : fcr'everything-we can produce nnd Hint jobs are tlius provided for nil wlid seek llicin.—OPA Administrator Chester. Bowles. ' ..-; •••,• . • • ; • :• .•...' Wilh a year we may be faced with .a shorl- ngc in&lcml of a surplus of .pork. A drouffht on the ranges, where n record.milliter-of-cattle arc feeding, could precipitate a marketwnrd TOOVC- menl of avnlnnclie 'proportions, n >blg "temporary supply certain to be followed by n shortage.— .Edward -O'Neil, president American Farm Bureau -Federation. Increasingly we nre going to :need the 'raw -materials of our neighbors and they .represent with their 130.000,000 population .vast -potential markets for (he manufactured .goods -of the United Slates.—Co-ordinator of Inlcr-Anicrlcan Affairs Nelson Rockefeller. Some people are incapable -of living with ! someone else. It drives some .people'mad to:have ' anyone come :home and hang their'hat up, in the'nail al seven. And it drives some people'mail when they don't— Ethcl'.Mamiin, British novelist, on mnrringc "relations. • • •* - -In the long run, narrow self-interest'chn-only be cured by giving people the facts ami by .show- Ing them thc'iimpliciittons a set of facts or conditions have for their own personal welfare.— Hadley Cantrll. director Princeton U, Office U. office of public opinion research. * * * It'is cmite possible thnt when we make our great invasion, the Germans will make some sort ol effort to land in this country.—Field Marshal Lord Ironsides, British home'force'Chief. v » « We are finding now lhat the German soldier Is deteriorating ns a fighter and Is not whrtt he used to be a year ago.—Yugoslav Partisan Marshal Joslp Broz (Tito). THERE'LL BE AS MANY INDIANS AUSTRALIANS USE THE ;|'BOOMERAMG AS'A WEAPON OF WAR? "Anyway, a big producer saw me in my tights. And told me If I'd practice hard he'd put my name in lights. My dancing company toured the world and ended up In. Nome, Where I met an old prospector and hn saw me home. Then he offered me his fortune, But I let him keep » mule, And I owe it all to'mother ,for Mic .made me go to school." And that is most of "The Ballad of Milliccnt De Vere." To help your car last for Ine duration, change the engine oil a least every six weeks, lubricate the .chassis at .least six times a .year, clean and adjust the spark plugs at least every three months. RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS , Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED WORK-REASONABLE PRICES HARDAWfiY fiPPLIASCE CO. 208 W. Main Phone 2071 BPTICBl STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 'W. Main 'St. Phone 2912 •ROBERT-F.-BLACK IS-PRESIDENT OF THE WHITE AVOTOR COKPAUY. RALPH-J. WATSON, ANSWER: No. Only in sports and for hunting .. NEXT: So ble Brazil! : Sare .50% On ; TRUSSES I Steel and Elastic STEWART'S 'Drug Stare Main & Lake Phone 2822 In Hollywood IB YERSKINE JOHNSON N1CA Stufl Corrcspondcnl The two red roses Gypsy Rose tec once left on when she was queen of burlesque decorated her wrist today ns she recited "The Bill-; Ind of Milliccnt De Verc"—words and music by Jphnny Burke and Jimmy Vnn,Hcusen—at the swankiest saloon In the Yukon. The Gypsy also was wearing a Gay Nineties dress with a corset laced so tight she was puffing, a diamond necklace, n split skirl in .which those long, silk-encnsed legs played a l>eek-a-lxx> with the nudicncc. The ballad went: "I -owe everything to .mother for slic-ninttc'inc'go'to school: And those talks beside her washtub while my pop was playing pool. While other girls were playin: games like 'Little ' Srilly Sau cer, 1 I was reading Tennyson an Thackorny and >Chauccr." The audience included every clcc trician 'find grip on -the 'lot, foil l>op-eyed sailors, director WilHtn Seller, choreographer Don Lope and your reporter. "On my 18th birthday the circus' Spring and Bummer TUNS-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better: Performance! T-l SEAT-MOTOR-CO. Chrysler Dealer Farts & Seittce 121 W. Alb Phone 2122 ]. LOUIS CHERRY Representing; ;NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Bljtheville, Ark. Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S.M. ORGAN 1ST land TEACHER I of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teachet For Appointment 'Write Mn. Fowlston 1101 :Chtcksg»wb» or <Phon« ' hir Boarding House with Major Hopple Out Our Way By J. R. Williams F OM'T PRETEND IGMORXMCE.' I OLD -7DO vou COULD PLAV WSEB.M.L AFTER VOLI CLEAWED CXJTT THE CELLAR.' I DOM'T Ikl- TEMP TO LET ANOTHER. SATURDAY PASS WITH MOTH1MO CVJT OF YOU BUT A PERFECT CVW FtR. A BALL GAME AM' ^fOU RUIM.IT/eOSH, A dELL/XtJ. CAM BE CLEAMED OUT OM A R^IMY D-SsY. TH1MK OF ALL. THE SMS HE'LL BE MF^A-GER, MMOR. 1 T'MPvFlRE- EKTER..MOTA BUSINESS GIWOT DIDUT 'see M VM Art OLD CIRCUS ft\W^ KHES-J BARNUW. PER.90fOftU-V \^J^^iT6 i TO PERCH voiv D • v\iEf»,R- DlP,N.ON)D£.'-<~> UW '.' iH ^ioo SISWEO A co^iTR^cT SHWiP AS A BED OP TACKS'/ WHY -MOTHERS GET OKAY came lo town, I met a handsome man who made a fortune as n clown. , wasn't very long before I hurried home and packed, remember the first back-tend, Ihc night I joined Ihe acl." ^ VENT BACK TO MOTHER It was only a rehearsal but when :ioy rehearse a big production num- jcr lor a 'movie -like "Belle of Ihc Yukon" It's just like the-real "thing, jights. the chorus girls in costume, •xction—everything bul n camera. And instead of a 100-piecc orchcs- rn Iherc was only a bnld-headed gent pounding !a rehearsal piano to: 'Clothes may .make the man. but not the funny clothes I wore; So back I went to mother timli helped her scrub the floor." •It -was .chorepgrapher Don Loper's show, staged minus the camera for the benefit of director Setter before he filmed Ihe scene the next day. And brother, it was really leper's show. He designed the set, nil Ihe costumes and worked out the rinncc routines. •He'wasrrchearsal boss, too. "Now show a little "emotion," he said lo oight 'beautiful sho.vvgirls decorating the set. "Mr. Seller is a big director—lie might get you a screen test." G. R. I., carried on: "Once there was vaudeville nt the local Hippodrome. From the front row I could hear' •the acrobats begin to mumble. And then they smiled and then they winkcd.-but I refused to tumble. Then, you know how n girl will tier. I fixed my shoulder strap, When crash. Ihc lop man losl his grip and landed in my lap." This Lopcr is quite a guy. Before dancing wilh Ginger Rogers ; in "'Lady In Ihe Dark" he produced, directed nnd designed live Copa- night club shows In New York, danced professionally in Am- ericn nnd Europe, starred as n sninrt piano monologulst al Giro's in London, , managed n dance studio on Long Island, designed clothes for his own fashion salon in London and introduced the first society swing band into New York's Park Lane. His ambition Is to become a director. , .:',-• GOTsSKEN IS TIGHTS •larger ns word DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYS/C/ANS t RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Phone 2921 TME THE CYCLONE CELLAR XXIV 'OR a moment Norma seemed puzzled. " 'A cyclone cellar is a nice thing to have, Symantha, even when the storm is over,'" she repeated. "That is all." Norma's -eyes flew wide. Wide with surprise. "Link!" she gasped. "I know!" "I imagined," Link told her, "it might have some special meaning {or you." "It's a code! 1 * Nonna was excited. "The cyclone cellar is secret vault under old Tom Fung's house in Singapore. Only Kip .and Tom Fung and I knew about it. 'We used to laugh about it, call it the cyclone cellar." Link looked steadily at Norma. room to the door. lie opened the door'. The next room was empty. He began searching all the rooms. He pushed aside the sliding paper and bamboo partitions that formed most of the walls. He looked into closels. He found no one. No one at-all in the inn, other than Norma and Courtright and himself. Link hurried out on the veranda. From there, he saw the wrinkled prune ot an innkeeper talking to Captain Azaraski. They were near the two cats, about a hundred yards distant. Tilda Courlright joined Link. .Her Iface was pale. "Was anybody listening?" she asked. "I'm not sure yet," Link said. "Let's look for hidden microphones." 'They went back into (he room where they had been talking. Nonna had been searching, too, and she had found nothing. -Link," she said. "Link, did iimpie"thing~likc a microphone. It :l would have been such an easy way -| for them to get the story. They ' had a way of getting the story,-he • was sure. ; •He made another quick, desper-' | ale inspection of the inn, but he found nothing suspicious. He -ob- •• served that the innkeeper "nnd -| Azarnski were slill talking near the cars. aad m He began having an unpleasant creepy sensation. "A secret-hiding place?" he said. "Yes." J "One the Japs couldn't find?" • "Oh, no, they wouldn't find it, ever. Link, do you see what this means? You do, don't you?" "I'm nfraid I do," Link muttered, i "It surely means," said Norma, ;"that Kip hid the movable assets, •his own and the clients of our ;bank, in that secret spot under old Tom Fung's house in Singapore." • "Where the Japs couldn't find it?" ' ... . fLjiV ilUUICIK.?, B"-:>X;""6^'. •» "-J1" TVrtTllnllT- cr.n-.L-jr, "gov*'nround.. .^ho Jour sailors in- ;WITHOUT spcakrn •creiiscd-to elBhl, listening lo; • '[." .wlurled. and leaped;! i "Yes." 1 The creepy sensation went up •Link's back, through his arms. ; "Could the Japs find out such a .treasure had been hidden?" ', "Yes, easily, I suppose," I * * * ITHOUT speaking, kink ss the thcy- "Sure," Link said. "That is why they got us acquainted." It ;was almost bizarre, their search for a concealed microphone. The inn was so genuinely ancient Japanese, every part of it. There was not a modern touch anywhere And a microphone was such a modern thing. They even dug into Ihe thing which Norma called a ro. If was a square hole In the floor for n charcoal fire. They probed the ornate bird nests' under the oaves, Ih bird nests which were there Courtright explained, for the Japa nese children to pray to, as the! ancestors hatl done. "I do not believe there is an hidden microphone," Norma sai< "Maybe not," Link admitted. "Oh Lord," Ncrma breathec 'I'm glad the Japs didn't overhea that."- T INK could not feel relieved. I did not credit the Japs wi being dumb_enough to overlook He watched for a chance, got Tilda Courtriyht cornt^ alone. He had quite a time do'fi that. It was fairly obvious she did not want to talk to him. "You knew Kip Greer, Court- 1 | right," Link said. "How much •ould he be likely to have hid- I den?" "The Greers line! a big bank in Singapore, Link." . "How much?" : Courtright said, "No one th'ought Singapore would fall, at first. Wealth from all the Orient-had been shipped there for safekeeping, gold and jewels and anything like lhat which was easily'trans- ported. And all the Greer :funds hich the Japs hadn't'taken were lerc." •How much?" - . ,i "A lot, LiriX," Courtright said. | don't really know, of course, ive ov ten or fifteen. Maybe fifty.;] t would be snfe to guess high." ' "Five or ten or fifteen what?".| ink fA'sed. "Millions," Courlright said, "of | ollars." An evening breeze had sprung p, stirring the lighter branches f the big pine trees and riffling I tie paper inn curtains. What sur- I irised Unk was that the breeze, | >vcn far out here in the count eemed lo have the fishy od< jervades all of Japan. .He lave been thinking about al! those I lollars. Bul the figure was a.lUUeJ big for easy thought. 'For that dough," Link said, "we I rate something elaborate. It looks I [ike we got it." >l Courlright left him quickly,! ..ithout saying anything more. He I was sure lhat she was determlnedl not to give him n chance -to'talKl to her too much. He wondered! what she was afraid he would a*J her. '(To Be Continued)'

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